Report: Montreal closes outdoor skating rink, partially blames climate change

By Michelle Lalonde (the Gazette), Ottawa Citizen, January 18, 2018

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante confirmed Thursday that recent excavation work on Beaver Lake in Mount Royal Park has rendered the basin too deep to be used safely as a skating rink, so the tradition of skating on it is probably a thing of the past.

While the smaller, refrigerated rink beside Beaver Lake remains open to skaters, Beaver Lake itself, which has been a popular skating destination for Montrealers and tourists since the 1930s, has not reopened for skating this winter and will most probably remain closed for good.

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